Monday, February 2, 2004

  • Dems Shift Focus To Race, Poverty In South Carolina and New Mexico, A Minority Majority State


    Primaries and caucuses will be held in seven states tomorrow in the 2004 campaign’s biggest day so far. People of color comprise a large percentage of the vote in a number of the states. We take a look at two of them: South Carolina where African Americans comprise 37% of the voters and New Mexico where Hispanics and Native Americans actually outnumber whites.

  • CBS Censorship At Super Bowl? Network Bars Progressive Ads


    CBS refused to sell ad time to MoveOn and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals during the Super Bowl because the network claimed it did not accept advocacy advertising. Democracy Now! broadcasts the banned ad and a few others and hears from MoveOn’s campaign director.

  • Kucinich Harshly Critical of Election Media Coverage and Iraq Occupation


    As some pundits and a New York Times editorial call for Rep. Dennis Kucinich and the Rev. Al Sharpton to be excluded from future debates we play an extended interview with Kucinich discussing the occupation of Iraq and the corporate media’s coverage of his campaign.

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    Juan González on How Puerto Rico’s Economic "Death Spiral" is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism
    Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece? That’s a question many are asking as the island faces a devastating financial crisis and a rapidly crumbling healthcare system. Puerto Rico owes $72 billion in debt. $355 million in debt payments are due December 1, but it increasingly looks like the U.S. territory may default on at least some of the debt. Congress has so far failed to act on an Obama administration proposal that includes extending bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico and allocating more equitable Medicaid and Medicare...


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